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Snowdown legends to share stories Monday at Powerhouse Science Center

Snowdown is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year in style, challenging one of the nation’s “Worst Dressed Communities” – that’s you, Durango – to prove the critics wrong (er, right) with this...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

What’s in the water? Animas High School students take a closer look

Marilyn Short and Luke Mick are gumshoes of sorts: They’re trying to solve the mystery of why the Animas River near Silverton has more caddisflies than would be expected after the Gold King Mine...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County treasurer to seek re-election

La Plata County Treasurer Allison Aichele announced Friday she will seek re-election this November. Aichele, a Democrat, said she has upgraded the office to be more efficient and effective using...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Phone scams target La Plata County as tax season nears

Tax season is stressful enough without the added anxiety of IRS scams, and in La Plata County, a pervasive telephone scam is attempting to dupe taxpayers into giving criminals money. With the...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Teacher shortage hits rural school districts outside Durango

You can imagine the conversation is awkward. After July 1 of each year, Durango School District 9-R Superintendent Dan Snowberger has an agreement to call neighboring superintendents whenever one...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trio launches effort to recall La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt

Three La Plata County residents filed a petition Thursday morning to request a recall election to unseat La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt. The petition was co-sponsored by Michael Cugnini,...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

The phenomenon of PostSecret travels to Durango

“My secret is …” are the words that begin what has become an international phenomenon. PostSecret is a community mail-art project that officially launched Jan. 1, 2005. Created by Frank Warren, a...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Durango High School’s Student Council looks to extend streak of excellence

Thursday was a stressful day for Student Council members at Durango High School. Since 2010, the National Association of Student Councils has given the DHS council the Gold Excellence Award. On...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man sentenced to prison for violating probation

A Durango man with a history of violating his probation was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison. Matthew Bennett Smith, 43, broke into an occupied home in June 2013 at 1020½ Main Ave. – an...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

CHSAA approves alignment for football leagues and new season schedules

The proposed changes to high school football alignment from last month were passed by the Colorado High School Activities Association’s legislative council Thursday. As announced by CHSAA through...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Durango woman identified in fatal rollover crash

A Durango woman who died in a single-car crash Wednesday night north of Durango was identified Thursday as Tiffany Chanslor, 47, according to Colorado State Patrol. Chanslor was driving north on...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office to use drones in some emergency calls

With an eye on getting information on emergency situations more quickly for less cost and with less danger to responding deputies, La Plata County Sheriff Sean Smith said he will give the OK to...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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